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Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao saw opportunity slip through his fingertips Friday, as just 24 hours before a title rematch with T.J. Dillashaw, he passed out from a bad weight cut and was unceremoniously removed from the fight. However, Barao's coach and manager, Andre Pederneiras, told Combate the whole incident was the result of one bad, freak mishap and not because his star client cuts too much weight to make the 135-pound weight limit, per a translation by Guilherme Cruz of MMA read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Another injury, another late-notice opportunity, and another UFC contract for a Legacy FC fighter.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Christos Giagos has quietly amassed a 9-2 record, and on Friday has a huge opportunity before him, as he faces Dakota Cochrane for the RFA lightweight championship. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne couldn’t pass up the chance to compete on The Ultimate Fighter 20, even if it meant going up a weight class. read news >>

  • a month ago
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The sports universe loves an underdog story, and Matt Brown is the UFC’s perfect rendition. One can look at Brown’s personal and athletic life to see multiple examples of how he has come back from near defeat. The Immortal will step into the cage this Saturday in San Jose, California, to face Robbie Lawler, and his story embodies what makes professional sports so enthralling. Even though he’s played the underdog throughout most of his career, he should not be overlooked in any fashion come main read news >>

  • a month ago
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Most MMA fans, no matter the age, get the opportunity to gaze upon a genuine rivalry between two elite fighters in their lifetime. They square off back and forth, split victories and keep fans hungry. That’s like winning $15 on a $1 scratcher from the gas station across the street. Few fight fans ever get the opportunity to be witness to two of the best fight camps in the world—stocked to the brim with elite fighters—showcasing a similar rivalry. That’s like landing the rich girl, or guy, who's read news >>

  • a month ago
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Title shots in the UFC can be tricky business, and Chris Cariaso is determined to make the most of his opportunity to get his hands on championship gold. On Tuesday, the UFC announced the long-time bantamweight veteran turned surging flyweight would be the next opponent to face Demetrious Johnson at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. The call to compete for the flyweight strap came as a surprise to the 33-year-old Californian—and news of the bout sent a shockwave through the MMA community—but the door to the c read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC affords its fighters the unique opportunity to travel the world to someone else’s backyard and to beat them up there for prizes and glory. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Validation. That was the theme in Las Vegas on Saturday night at UFC 175 from the top of the card, right on down to the bottom. Title holders got the last laugh, with Ronda Rousey downing the No. 2 fighter to hush any whispers of doubt and Chris Weidman surviving a surge from Lyoto Machida to quell the Anderson Silva "fluke" questions. But before the co-main events, the trend was birthed by rising contenders with everything on the line. Three names in particular stuck out (it may have been four read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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At RFA 15 in June, the MMA world was given a rare opportunity courtesy of Daniel Aguiar. The Brazilian talks about his DQ loss for “timidity” with MMAjunkie.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Ronda Rousey might have an opportunity to prove her point. In a recent interview on The Great MMA Debate podcast, Rousey said "judo fighters that are good on the ground never really got the respect they deserved" and that she "can beat any BJJ girl in the world, gi or no-gi, any weight division, black belt all the way in any rule setting." The current lightweight and open class jiu-jitsu world champion, Bia Mesquita heard her quotes and wants to challenge the UFC bantamweight champion. "She’s co read news >>

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